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Was Winston Churchill G. A. Henty’s Biggest Fan?

What Churchill Learned from Henty Could Very Well Have Saved Western Civilization. A steady stream of G. A. Henty’s “high adventure” books of historical fiction found great popularity and a hungry audience in his day. The books were especially popular among the young boys and men of the rising generation in the late 1800s and early 1900s. So why did ...

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Henty and Social History

In his classic study of the Victorian mentality, The Victorian Frame of Mind, Walter E. Houghton declares: “If we hope to discover the inwards thoughts of a generation, it is to literature that we must look.”  This is why, for historians, the works of G.A. Henty, the acknowledged king of boys’ writers in the late-Victorian period, are so fascinating and ...

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Fascinating Life Of G.A. Henty

When it came to understanding the mind of young boys, G.A. Henty seemed to have a finger on their pulse. This prolific writer spent a lifetime creating books that would lure in the imagination of boys — and then leave them wanting a lot more. He understood what it meant to draw in the reader from the first page and ...

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Just Who Was G.A. Henty?

George Alfred Henty (1832-1902), better known as G.A. Henty, is most widely known for his contributions to 19th century literature as a historical and adventure novelist. However, there’s so much more to G.A. Henty’s life than meets the eye. The man accomplished more in his seventy years than most of us could even dream about. G.A. Henty was also a ...

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The Moral Purpose of G.A. Henty’s Writings

One of Henty’s frankly acknowledged aims was to teach British boys how to behave.  As the Daily Telegraph observed of The Bravest of the Brave (1887): “Mr. Henty never loses sight of the moral purpose of his work – to enforce the doctrine of courage and truth, mercy and loving kindness, as indispensable to the making of an English gentleman”. ...

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3 Benefits to Reading to Your Kids

All parents should try to spend a little time each day reading to their children. In our household, bedtime was the preferred time for mom to sprawl across the bed, book in hand, with little ones cuddled up on all sides. Reading to our children helps them expand their knowledge of the world outside their limited boundaries and it helps ...

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5 More William Wallace Myths From Mel Gibson’s Braveheart

Films have become the most pervading teaching tool in modern culture, and this is often frustrating for anyone engaged in serious historical study. As I’ve mentioned previously, such is the case with the 1995 action film Braveheart. Based on the true life story of Scottish hero William Wallace, the film has taught modern generations about Scotland’s forgotten revolutionary as filtered through Hollywood’s inaccurate and very ...

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4 Things You Didn’t Know About William Wallace

Thirteenth-century hero William Wallace is known worldwide for his legendary military maneuvers in the fight for Scottish independence. Filtered through legends and the popular film Braveheart, Wallace’s true story remains a mystery to many. Let’s explore some things you may not know about William Wallace: 1. Wallace was a man of faith. He grew up in a prominent Christian family, ...

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What’s Fueling The New Popularity Of G. A. Henty In America?

Have you ever heard of G.A. Henty? If so, you may be in the minority. Henty was a widely read British author during the mid- and late-19th century, and the majority of his works are historical adventure stories that appeal especially to children (though adults can certainly enjoy them, too). His books were popular during and shortly after his lifetime, ...

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